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      (2)  

In determining whether the suspension conditions in sub-paragraph (1) are

 

satisfied, the police and crime commissioner must consult Her Majesty’s

 

Inspector of Constabulary.

 

11A(1)  

If the suspension conditions in accordance with paragraph 11 are satisfied, a

 

police and crime commissioner may suspend a relevant chief constable from

 

duty under section 38.

 

      (2)  

A chief constable’s suspension from duty under section 38 will have effect

 

from the date and time of notification.

 

      (3)  

Notification under sub-paragraph (1) shall be given either—

 

(a)    

in writing with a summary of the reasons; or

 

(b)    

orally, in which case the police and crime commissioner shall confirm

 

the suspension in writing with a summary of the reasons before the end

 

of three working days beginning with the first working day after the

 

suspension.

 

      (4)  

If a police and crime commissioner suspends a chief constable from duty under

 

section 38, the commissioner must notify the relevant police and crime panel

 

as soon as reasonable practicable and before the end of the second working day

 

after the suspension.

 

      (5)  

Notification under sub-paragraph (4) must include—

 

(a)    

written notification that the chief constable has been suspended;

 

(b)    

a copy of the reasons given to the chief constable in accordance with

 

sub-paragraph (3).

 

11B(1)  

A chief constable suspended under section 38 may make representations

 

against his suspension to the relevant police and crime panel—

 

(a)    

before the end of seven working days beginning with the first working

 

day after his being suspended;

 

(b)    

at any time during the suspension if he reasonably believes that

 

circumstances relevant to the suspension conditions have changed.

 

      (2)  

The police and crime panel shall review the suspension—

 

(a)    

on receipt of any representations under paragraph (1)(a);

 

(b)    

if there has been no previous review, before the end of four weeks

 

beginning with the first working day after the suspension;

 

(c)    

in any other case—

 

(i)    

on being notified that circumstances relevant to the

 

suspension conditions may have changed (whether by means

 

of representations made under paragraph (1)(b) or otherwise);

 

or

 

(ii)    

before the end of four weeks beginning with the day after the

 

previous review.

 

      (3)  

Where a review takes place under paragraph (2), if the police and crime panel

 

reasonably believes—

 

(a)    

the suspension conditions continue to be satisfied, and

 

(b)    

suspension should continue,

 

            

it shall, and before the end of three working days beginning with the day after

 

the review, make a recommendation for continued suspension to the police and

 

crime commissioner, in writing with a summary of the reasons.

 

      (4)  

Where a review takes place under paragraph (2), if the police and crime panel

 

reasonably believes that the conditions in either sub-paragraph (3)(a) or sub-

 

paragraph (3)(b) are no longer met, it must, and before the end of three working

 

days beginning with the day after the review, make a recommendation for the

 

end of the suspension to the police and crime commissioner, in writing with a

 

summary of the reasons.


 
 

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      (5)  

Where a recommendation under paragraph (4) is made, the police and crime

 

commissioner must accept the recommendation.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

135

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  25,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

274

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  25,  after ‘not’, insert ‘seek the Secretary of State’s

 

approval to’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

136

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  26,  leave out ‘scrutiny’ and insert ‘consideration’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

137

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  27,  leave out subparagraph (2).

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

275

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  31,  after ‘should’, insert ‘seek the Secretary of State’s

 

approval to’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

316

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  34,  leave out from ‘of’ to end of line 35 and insert ‘his

 

decision to accept the panel’s recommendation.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

138

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  37,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.


 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

276

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  37,  after ‘before’, insert ‘seeking the Secretary of

 

State’s approval for’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

139

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  39,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

285

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  40,  leave out ‘reasons why the commissioner is’ and

 

insert ‘grounds for’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

140

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  40,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

277

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  40,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

286

 

Schedule  8,  page  126,  line  40,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘on grounds of gross

 

misconduct,’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

141

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  1,  leave out subparagraph (3).


 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

278

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  3,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

287

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  5,  leave out ‘reasons’ and insert ‘grounds’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

142

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  7,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

116

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  8,  leave out ‘written representations’ and insert

 

‘representations, including representations in writing and in person,’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

279

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  8,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

143

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  10,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘panel’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

117

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  11,  leave out ‘written representations’ and insert

 

‘representations, including representations in writing and in person,’.


 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

144

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  leave out lines 12 to 15.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

145

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  16,  leave out paragraph 14 and insert—

 

‘14(1)  

Prior to making a decision on removal a police and crime panel must hold a

 

removal hearing.

 

      (2)  

For the purposes of this Part a “removal hearing” is a meeting of the panel, held

 

in private, at which the chief constable is requested to appear for the purpose

 

of answering questions relating to the proposal to call upon the chief constable

 

to retire or resign.

 

      (3)  

References in this part to a person appearing at a meeting of the panel are

 

references to the person—

 

(a)    

attending the meeting in person, or

 

(b)    

not attending the meeting in person but participating in the

 

proceedings of the meeting by any means that enable the person to

 

hear, and be heard, in those proceedings as they happen.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

280

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  19,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

281

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  23,  after ‘proposing’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

146

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  25,  leave out paragraph 15.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 27 January 2011                  

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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

282

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  line  29,  after ‘should’, insert ‘seek Secretary of State

 

approval to’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

118

 

Schedule  8,  page  127,  leave out lines 35 and 36 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

must consult the chief inspector of the constabulary,

 

(b)    

must consult the Independent Police Complaints Commission,

 

(c)    

must hold a scrutiny hearing.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

120

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  8,  leave out ‘is, or both of them’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

119

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  7,  leave out ‘or’ and insert ‘and’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

121

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  8,  leave out ‘requested to appear’ and insert ‘required to

 

attend in person’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

283

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  9,  after ‘proposal’, insert ‘to seek Secretary of State

 

approval’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

123

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  10,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(9A)    

Before a scrutiny hearing is convened, the panel must give the chief constable the

 

opportunity to make written representations to the panel about the police and

 

crime commissioner’s proposal to call for the chief constable’s resignation or

 

retirement.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

122

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  leave out lines 11 to 16.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

554

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  leave out lines 17 to 23 and insert—

 

‘16(1)  

The Police and Crime Panel may, having reviewed the proposed removal, veto

 

the removal of the Chief Constable.

 

      (2)  

References in this schedule to a police and crime panel vetoing the removal of

 

a Chief Constable are references to the panel making a decision, by the

 

required majority.

 

      (3)  

For that purpose, the panel makes that decision by the required majority if at

 

least two thirds of the persons who are members of the panel at the time when

 

the decision is made vote in favour of making that decision.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

147

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  17,  leave out paragraph 16.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

317

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  21,  leave out ‘may accept or reject it’ and insert ‘must

 

accept it’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

553

 

Schedule  8,  page  128,  line  22,  leave out from ‘of’ to end of line 23 and insert ‘his/

 

her acceptance of the panel’s recommendation’.


 
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